magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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Superconductors are used in the magnets of most modern magnetic resonance imaging machines and for accelerating protons at the particle accelerators that study the smallest bits of the universe. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "J. Robert Schrieffer, 88, Dies; Insight on Superconductivity Led to Nobel," 6 Aug. 2019 Texans veteran running back Lamar Miller tore his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee, a magnetic resonance imaging exam confirmed Sunday, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Lamar Miller out for season with torn ACL and MCL," 25 Aug. 2019 Like the more familiar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the technique uses powerful magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of internal organs and soft-tissue. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Livongo Gets Rolling on Its Digital Health IPO: Brainstorm Health," 15 July 2019 The judge's opinion also rehashes State Farm's claim that Morse once had a secret ownership stake in an MRI center through his now-former brother-in-law that provided magnetic resonance imaging services to his law firm's clients. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Judge: Attorney Mike Morse 'at the very center' of no-fault scheme," 3 July 2019 It was privatized in 1992 as a company that mainly made its money from intellectual property licenses, spanning the technology used in magnetic resonance imaging to patents involved in hovercraft manufacturing. Denise Roland, WSJ, "Boston Scientific Acquires U.K.’s BTG for $4.2 Billion," 20 Nov. 2018 Boone said the right-hander had a magnetic resonance imaging test performed on the shoulder, which showed some inflammation. David Waldstein, New York Times, "For the Yankees, a Win Ends With Concerns About Aroldis Chapman," 7 July 2018 Studies have shown that magnetic resonance imaging can assess growth in an infant’s brain and potentially identify early deviations in brain development. Laura Landro, WSJ, "The New, Improved World of Infant Care," 16 Sep. 2018 The failures appeared to coincide with the installation of a new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Helium implicated in weird iPhone malfunctions," 31 Oct. 2018

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magnetic resonance imaging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

medical : a method used to produce images of the inside of a person's body by means of a strong magnetic field

magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Medical Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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